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Marcela Sabiá is a 26-year-old Brazilian illustrator who loves dogs, astrology, and creating art that makes the world a better place. She first started creating art professionally in 2015, and now, nearly three years later, she boasts an Instagram following of over 20,000. We chatted with Marcela about her art, her feminist awakening, and what she’d tell young women who are struggling with body image issues or eating disorders. Check out our interview below!

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Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, yet are among the lowest funded. As a community, we need to fight to change this. According to the NIH, research funding for eating disorders is limited to .93 cents per person affected. Further resources for eating disorder research are needed to help identify strategies to prevent and cure these complex and serious mental illnesses. 

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Colleen Werner, a professional ballerina in New York City, first got involved with dance when she was only three years old. Today, after overcoming body hatred and an eating disorder, Werner hopes to inspire others to stand up to an industry that pressures dancers to meet often-impossible body standards. The creator of #BopoBallerina, Werner has inspired other dancers to unite and share their stories. 

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When I was still living with the shame, secrecy, and fear surrounding my history with binge eating disorder (BED), I never could have imagined sitting across from anyone—let alone my Congressman—to share my story.

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I'm joining advocates from across the country on Capitol Hill today and we need your help. We're asking for increased funding for eating disorders research and in just five minutes, you can help amplify our voices.

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From the famed Empire State Building in the east to Los Angeles International Airport’s stylish, 100-foot, glass pylons in the west, more than 70 iconic landmarks in dozens of cities were lit in the signature blue and green colors of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to put a spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders.

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We’re working hard to get more money allocated for eating disorders research, but we need your help.

A letter asking for $10 million in funding is circulating around the House of Representatives right now and we need to get YOUR representative's name on it by the end of the day on Friday, March 31.

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NEDAwareness Week 2017 had a great turnout! This year, 68 colleges and universities signed on as official partners and many more hosted events and posted to social media. Around the country, students, faculty, and staff shared the online screening tool, organized panel discussions, and provided information and resources to their communities.  

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Fitness and fad diet challenges be damned! Here are five challenges that will actually make you feel good about who you are. 

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The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) thanks singer-songwriter Kesha for sharing her powerful story of recovery and lending her voice to the cause! We know that Kesha’s words will inspire others to seek the help they deserve.

Although 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives, these potentially-deadly mental illnesses continue to be shrouded in secrecy and shame. 

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